What is your Availability Index?

Today, I want to ask you this question as it relates to your personal growth. Life consistently offers some very powerful moments filled with “ah ha’s” and clear direction for next steps. The impact of these moments, however, is dependent on our availability, our willingness to receive the gift in the challenge, the opportunity, the moment, and act accordingly. No doubt each of us has, at times, been unavailable to these gifts, unwilling to let them mold and shape us. We all have experienced life getting in the way at times. So I ask:

What is your availability index?
How do you remain available to action and expansion in your day-to-day?
In what ways do you shortchange yourself and the potential for your life journey?

A Season of Moments

The calendar says that it is springtime in the northern hemisphere. Spring usually brings images of new life popping up from the ground, buds turning to leaves on the trees, and in colder climates, people reappearing outside their homes.

Something I notice about spring here in Wisconsin is this: if I am too busy, I miss it. One day the ground is barren; the next time I look, the plants are 5″ tall. Sometimes those 5″ come in a single day! If I blink I miss it. Yet, if I watch long enough, I just might see them growing.

What do you miss in your busyness?
What must you refuse to see in order to “get it all done”?

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NCRW … what’s that?

Who are you?

You are an amazing, living being with access to inner wisdom, intuitive knowing and unlimited creativity. You have within you all it takes to discern “next right steps” for your life and the ability to take those steps.

Who in your life sees you for who you really are?

Here’s the thing. Many of us don’t have that someone. Continue reading NCRW … what’s that?

Beautiful or Suffocating?

Rosslyn Chapel TrailWhat do you see here? What do your thoughts say concerning this image? Now close your eyes and imagine being the tree. What do you feel?

My experience of this tree is one of great strength, standing tall and proud. I am aware of deep roots, hidden from view, but deeply part of the whole. I am aware also of its leafy canopy, its unique “flowering”.

As the tree, I sense the presence of the “vine” which encircles my trunk. While beautiful, at times I see this “decoration” as restrictive, confining, suffocating.

What is your pure, strong essence?
What externals enhance your appearance?
Which restrict you?
What adjustments are yours to make?

As Good As It Gets

Often we find ourselves wanting life to be different, wanting situations to change, wanting others to be different. Yet, we can’t count on changes outside ourselves. And there may be some situations within our very being that are beyond our control as well. Have you ever “tried everything there is to try” and found nothing changed?

There is a movie called As Good As It Gets. What if, with respect to this situation, it is as good as it gets?

What’s possible from here?
What would you focus on if you knew “it” was not going to change?
What does standing in your personal power look like now?

Inspiring your unique life journey